Students Say

Linfield College "is all about providing a well rounded education for each and every student who steps foot on campus." Students say, "Linfield College has a studious atmosphere and excellent support base" for pursuing academic interests, and the students rave about the "excellent reputation [of the] study abroad programs." Many feel "The small feel of the college allows students to really take advantage of their education," and they say, "Linfield is all about having a personalized education." A freshman says, "The school was built with the students' best interests in mind," adding, "with no TAs teaching the classes are fun, interesting, and well-taught." Professors are "engaging, informati

Overview

Applicants
2,054
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average HS GPA
3.65

GPA Breakdown

44%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 600
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 580
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Linfield College "is all about providing a well rounded education for each and every student who steps foot on campus." Students say, "Linfield College has a studious atmosphere and excellent support base" for pursuing academic interests, and the students rave about the "excellent reputation [of the] study abroad programs." Many feel "The small feel of the college allows students to really take advantage of their education," and they say, "Linfield is all about having a personalized education." A freshman says, "The school was built with the students' best interests in mind," adding, "with no TAs teaching the classes are fun, interesting, and well-taught." Professors are "engaging, informative, and approachable," and they "bring their own personality to the class and encourage their students to do the same." An environmental policy major says, "Thanks to the relatively low student-to-faculty ratio, I have developed and maintained good relationships with my professors," and many students feel like "class is usually something to look forward to." Overall, Linfield provides "a well-rounded education and an environment that challenges you to learn more about yourself."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
194
with Terminal Degree
137

98
Men
96
Women
18
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
61%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • German Studies
  • Japanese Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Joseph Medicine Crow
Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom

Patricia Moss
CEO, Bank of the Cascades

Robert Utter
Retired Justice, Supreme Court of Washington

Jay-Yon Lee
Chairman, Asia Star, Inc.

Amy Tan
Author

The Hon. Sandra Thompson
Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court

Trent Davis
CEO, Paulson Investment Company

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
61%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,477

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,216

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,496

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,697

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,477

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,300
Required Fees
$384
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

At Linfield College "The typical student is studious and committed but [also] knows how to make the most of life and how to have a good time." Students describe themselves as "nice and friendly" as well as "passionate, outgoing, and determined." They say, "making friends is easy here" and that "every student can find a place to fit in whether it is getting involved in sports, clubs, service, or ResLife." Regardless, many feel that "Linfield could improve the ethnic diversity of the student population," and students point out that "the majority of the students are athletic Caucasians." A freshman says, "come the weekend there is plenty to do to unwind and take a break from your studies," and "It's rare to find a student who is so focused on academics that they have time or nothing else." Students say, "if you're interested, there are always the parties off campus in the fraternities and such," but "You don't have to party to have a social life." An economics major says, "There are lots of great outdoor opportunities close by," adding that "It's easy to head to the beach, go for a hike in the forest, or head up to the mountain to hit the slopes."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,683
Out of State
52%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

6.06%
Asian
1.83%
African-American
10.80%
Hispanic
66.04%
Caucasian
2.46%
Unknown
5.87%
International

62% female
38% male
52% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Linfield College has "a beautiful campus [that] is just the right size," and the school offers "a wonderful atmosphere with happy students and supportive staff." Students say, "There is a real sense of community on campus, and everyone goes out of their way to make sure you succeed." One undergrad adds, "Linfield is a small college that puts students first and lets them thrive." A freshman says, "One of the greatest strengths of this school is the sense of community," and another student agrees: "Our school is really good at keeping people involved." Students say, "There are so many different ways to get involved on campus, whether through clubs intramural sports or residence hall life," and students offer that as a student you feel that "you can find yourself in a position of power that you wouldn't have at a bigger school." Additionally, students rave about the "cultural aspect [of Linfield] with study abroad, great language departments, and plenty of exchange students." An international business major speaks for many saying, "The only improvement I could see to be made is offer more on-campus dining options with healthier options."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
78%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
40
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

26% join a fraternity
23% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

24% participate in intramural sports
29% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Confidential support group, confidential counseling, club. See club info at https://linfield.collegiatelink.net/organization/fusion. Support group is briefly described at http://www.linfield.edu/student-health/counseling.html.

Minority Support Groups
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Portland

Sustainability

In keeping with its mission, “Connecting Learning, Life, and Community,” Linfield College aims to mitigate the effects of global warming in the Pacific region through a combination of education, campus life, and community outreach. The college has signed the ACUPCC and completed a green house gas inventory and climate action plan. Linfield’s Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Assistant along with the President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment and Sustainability (ACES) direct the college’s sustainability effort Linfield’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint include the implementation of various energy conservation projects on campus. More than 79 percent of campus buildings use natural gas for heating and hot water. Over the past ten years, the college has saved an amount of natural gas that is the equivalent of the amount of electricity used in almost 700 homes over the course of a year. The carbon footprint resulting from natural gas use is completely offset, totaling 44 percent of Linfield’s carbon footprint. Linfield has required all major capital projects must pursue LEED Silver (including a completed $7.9 million project that turned TJ Day Hall into a state-of-the-art LEED Silver facility). Energy Star certified appliances will be purchased whenever possible. The college has adopted a campus composting program, a pre-orientation program focused on sustainable living and has renovated the observatory on campus into a sustainability hub. The student organization, Greenfield, is devoted to environmental and sustainability issues. Other opportunities for student engagement include a sustainable agriculture internship program, the Linfield Garden and an alternative spring break program focused on sustainability.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
40%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
21

Average Number of PC's per Lab
13

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, CTL

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Matthew Dressel
Visit Outreach Counselor

Address
Office of Admission
900 South East Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128-6894

Phone
8006402287

Email
admission@linfield.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Nicholson Library
Modern language rooms (Walker Hall, 3rd floor)
Elkinton and Terrell Halls
Food services and coffee shop
Athletic complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Oregon coast
Portland, Oregon
Willamette Valley Wine Country
Mt. Hood
3rd Street (downtown shopping district)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F, 10AM and 2PM, Sats (Sept - May) 10AM and 1PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@linfield.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
High school seniors, Sunday-Thursday

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Linfield is appx. 50 miles from the Portland International Airport, usually about 1 hr 15 minutes drive. Private shuttle buses also serve the campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Portland (north): Take I-5 to the Tualatin/Sherwood Exit (289). Turn right (West) onto Nyberg Road, which becomes the Tualatin/Sherwood Road. Proceed through the community of Tualatin until you reach Sherwood (5 miles). In Sherwood, immediately past the Albertson's shopping complex, take a left (South) onto Hwy 99W. Proceed through the communities of Newberg and Dundee (12 miles). A couple miles south of Dundee you will take a left (South) onto Hwy 18. Proceed on this highway until you reach the McMinnville Exit (5 miles). Take the McMinnville Exit. Stay on this road (which turns into 3rd Street) until you reach North Adams (you will come to a T in the road). Turn left (South) onto North Adams and continue until you see Linfield on your left (about a half-mile). Go past the main entrance of campus and then take a left (East) onto Linfield Avenue. Proceed on Linfield Avenue two blocks. The Admissions Office (Michelbook House) is on the right (South side) at 450 SW Linfield Avenue. From Portland International Airport: Take I-205 south to the I-5 Northbound interchange (24 miles). Heading north on I-5, stay in the right-hand lane. Take the Tualatin-Sherwood exit (289). Go left (West) at the light onto Nyberg Road, which becomes the Tualatin/Sherwood Road. Continue with directions above starting with the break in the text. From Eugene (south) via I-5: Exit I-5 at Hwy 34 and go west to Corvallis. Turn right (North) onto Hwy 99W and proceed to McMinnville, approximately one hour and 15 minutes (50 miles). Once entering McMinnville, proceed to SW Linfield Avenue and take a right (East). The Admissions Office (Michelbook House) is on the right (south side) at 450 SW Linfield Avenue.

Local Accommodations
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Key Stats

2,054
Applicants
1,683
Size
94%
Acceptance Rate

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